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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2007

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Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2007

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Partner News

Strategic Partners/Collaborations Pave Paths to
Real-World Solutions

Researcher-Partner exchanges help focus research plan

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Perhaps Cargill’s slogan says it best: “At Cargill, we collaborate, create and succeed with our customers.” At MCEER we too work to “collaborate, create and succeed” with partners in business, industry and government. It’s these types of exchanges – between center researchers and strategic partners – that help drive the center’s research program and bring about “Resilient” solutions to real-world problems posed by earthquakes and other hazards.

While the majority of these interactions take place in informal fashion, the calendar over the past several months has been dotted with engagements more formal in nature. Several articles in this issue highlight the activities of the Strategic Partnerships Network, Industry Advisory Board (IAB), and Strategic Industry Consortia. These include participation in the MCEER Annual Meeting, Summative Site Review and Offshore seminar, as well as research participation in the ASHRAE Consortium and the NEESWood project.

For more information on MCEER’s Strategic Partnerships Network, contact at (716) 645-5151.